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Thread: About adding a border

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    Nov 2006
    Does anyone know how to add a border to a square to make it 12 inches? I am very new to quilting.

    Thanks, Alyce

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    Super Member mimisharon's Avatar
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    Dec 2006
    Jacksonville, North Carolina
    Hi Alyce,
    Are you wanting to miter the corners? What I would do is lay the block that is already made down on blank paper. Trace around it, then draw a square that equals the twelve inch wanted, add 1/2 inch, then cut out the original block from the center, measure the remaining edges, cut the fabric to either miter or block finish. It's easier for a new quilter, I think, eventually you get to the point of doing the math without having to draw it out, but for real accuracy......draw, measure each side, measure again each side, add 1/4 inch on each side(1/2 inch for sewing together) then cut and sew. At least this is the way I taught myself to figure the sizes I wanted. (self teaching anything can be hazardous to your finished project)

    Does that help, Sug?

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